In local communities across Florida, humanities-rich programming is making a lasting impact in the hearts and minds of Sunshine State residents and visitors alike. Florida Humanities is proud to partner with local community champions to bring you high-quality public programming through Community Project Grants, Florida Talks, Museum on Main Street, and more.
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Museum on Main Street Voices and Votes is on view at the Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center March 23-May 19, 2024. When American revolutionaries waged a war for independence they took a leap of faith that sent ripple effects across generations. They embraced a radical idea of establishing a government that entrusted the power of the nation not in a monarchy, but in its citizens. That great leap sparked
After the Civil War, Florida's leaders enacted new schemes to prevent Black families from exercising the right to vote. Through the law, Black Floridians the undoing of the promise of emancipation. Dr. David Ponton III explores what historical and contemporary acts of racial power in Florida and beyond teaches about the meaning of the law, the limits of democracy, and the grand significance of Black Americans' long struggle for civil
This presentation with Dr. Kimberly Voss includes the relatively unknown stories of six important women who laid the foundation for improving women's equality in the U.S. While they largely worked behind the scenes, they made a significant impact. In the group are two female political operatives who worked behind the scenes along with several female journalists who also worked within the government to advance women's rights during the 1950s through
A little known and rarely discussed bit of 1920s congressional legislation is at the core of what so many decry as disfunction in American governance. Dr. Philip Levy looks at the law and ways to change it in this presentation. Parking is available onsite. Refreshments will be served. This program accompanies Voices and Votes: Democracy in America opening at the Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center on March 23, 2024.
Dr. Elizabeth Aranda's presentation discusses the current political climate engulfing immigrants' lives, challenging their rights to work, obtain health care, travel, to worship in the community, and carry on with their everyday lives. Recent lies, instilling fear in immigrant communities have led some to leave the state. This presentation discusses the implications of these laws. Parking is available on-site. Refreshments will be served. This program accompanies Voices and Votes: Democracy